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Barter Kings

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Frylock, May 23, 2012.

  1. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    To be clear, he is absolutely a real antique store owner who also happens to be an actor. He is NOT an actor playing an antique store owner. Big difference.
     
  2. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    What's funny is it seems he is an antique store owner, who is also an actor, and when he acts, he plays an antique store owner. Not a real stretch for him.

    I have never seen him on Barter Kings though. It's possible it was an ad for Baggage Battles.
     
  3. peacebringer

    peacebringer unlynchable guppy

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    I find the show amazing what they can turn stuff into over time. They are good salesmen though for sure. I don't think an average person could really duplicate what they do. They are skilled at it. I would like to see some failures or other things as well. The formula may get old fast.
     
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I agree that I would like to see some failures. The only thing that came close was that beer sign that he said took a few weeks to get a response.

    What about the times they buy a motor with a cracked head or something?

    I also like seeing the failures on Storage Wars and other shows!
     
  5. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    Everyone wants to live in the fantasy world though. We live for the what ifs and that is what these shows provide. It would be like having a show about the lottery and seeing the people who spend $100 in scratch off, spend hours to scratch and only win $5 from it. We want to see the winnings!
     
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I disagree when it comes to shows like this and Storage Wars. I would like to see the failures, because I know they exist (especially anytime Craigslist is involved) and they are just part of the process.
     
  7. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

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    Just like Storage Wars killed the cheap storage locker business, this show is killing people that trade on Craigslist.

    I like to trade stuff I don't use or want anymore for other stuff I could use but have no money for. I have been doing it long before there was even a public internet, but this show has people thinking they can trade their hunk of junk for a Porsche instead of expecting a even trade.
     
  8. pmyers

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    well...be careful what you wish for eh?

    1st episode with the girl and her purse....that was totally fake!
    2nd episode with the shotgun THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!! That was great to see and great to see how they recovered.

    Please Barter Kings....no fake drama (or at least get people that can sell it because that young girl was horrible).
     
  9. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Yes, the purse thing was beyond ridiculous. I liked how he lost money on the trade (believable) but then traded up beyond belief. Their trades need to be more realistic. I just don't buy that they can always trade so well in their favor.
     
  10. pmyers

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    Him saying "I'll be able to trade this up easily" was horrible. He would never say that infront of somebody.
     
  11. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    I know that Laurence and Sally have a store in LA and the nutcase (Berry ) from Storage Wars goes there sometimes, But I don't remember Billy on other shows, but I'm blind
     
  12. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Well, now we know Antonio used to be a male dancer. That was unexpected!
     
  13. pmyers

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    I continue to LOVE this show. I can watch/listen to Antonio and his Turrets all day!

    NIPON GAKI
    GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE!
     
  14. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    The turkey one was hilarious! I love it when he tries to explain about it, but then ends up saying GOBBLE GOBBLE while doing so.
     
  15. pmyers

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    My favorite was the Nipon Gaki guitar becuase Steve kept saying it on purpose to try and set him "off".
     
  16. pmyers

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    Anybody still watching? I still love the show. I like the new hour format with longer trade strings.

    Not sure about the forced addition of the "hot chick".
     
  17. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    Ofcourse I am still watching it. I also like the longer episodes. It feels less forced. I also like the failed trades. Shows that things don't always work out as well for them.

    The new girl definitely feels forced.
     

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